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Which Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 gpu should I get?

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June 6, 2013 8:23:33 PM

I am making a completely new build this at beginning of July. I want to get a GTX 770 graphic card. I am deciding between Asus GTX770-DC2OC and EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2774-KR.

I noticed that the EVGA has a slightly higher clockspeed. I like the Asus overclocking software and black & red design as it will fit the theme of my setup. How is overclocking on the Asus gtx 770? Is the noise level quiet? What about heat & cooling? I will not be doing any gpu watercooling. I may do SLI in the future with an second one but I don't see it. I think I will sell this gpu next year once the new next-gen architecture nvidia cards comes out that is supposedly to be 180% faster with less power consumption. I like EVGA high reliability and tough+clean look. Are Asus gpu reliable?
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June 6, 2013 8:32:02 PM

Those are two of the best manufacturers. I think Asus makes a slightly better, quieter cooler, so that would be my choice.

You might want to look into the EVGA Step Up program if you think you might want to upgrade at some point in the near future. I'm not sure how long the program gives you, but you can upgrade to the latest generation for a minimal price.
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June 6, 2013 8:33:50 PM

Asus gpus are very reliable and have the best cooling on the market. It should overclock better than the evga version because its a better cooler.
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June 6, 2013 8:34:28 PM

Asus gpus are very reliable and have the best cooling on the market. It should overclock better than the evga version because its a better cooler.
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June 6, 2013 8:35:02 PM

After reading about the new EVGA ACX cooler I think it's the new standard to beat. It will be that model when I get a GTX 780 in the next month or 2.
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June 6, 2013 8:35:05 PM

I also prefer the Asus model over the EVGA. However, the EVGA ACX edition is a nice card :) 
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June 6, 2013 8:46:21 PM

Oblivion2500 said:
I am making a completely new build this at beginning of July. I want to get a GTX 770 graphic card. I am deciding between Asus GTX770-DC2OC and EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2774-KR.

I noticed that the EVGA has a slightly higher clockspeed. I like the Asus overclocking software and black & red design as it will fit the theme of my setup. How is overclocking on the Asus gtx 770? Is the noise level quiet? What about heat & cooling? I will not be doing any gpu watercooling. I may do SLI in the future with an second one but I don't see it. I think I will sell this gpu next year once the new next-gen architecture nvidia cards comes out that is supposedly to be 180% faster with less power consumption. I like EVGA high reliability and tough+clean look. Are Asus gpu reliable?


Asus makes better hardware. Asus has the DCUII HS/F which is quieter and more efficient depending on your case's ventilation. The reference fan (single , blows out the back) is good for a small case with little or no vents. The Asus double fan system which blows away but into the case is more efficient when used in a tower ATX case with side and top vents and a front intake and rear exhaust fan. The EVGA "ACX" HS/F is similar to the Asus DCUII, the only difference being the clock speed.

As for the overclocking programs, Asus is by far the worst. I have two Asus GTX 660's and when I use the OC utility from Asus, it crashes frequently and when it does work it makes the performance worse. I downloaded MSI Afterburner and it is the best OC utility for Nvidia GPUs.

I'd recommend that you buy the EVGA GPU and use MSI OC software. It is the same price as the Asus version but with a better clock speed which will mean higher overclocks.
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June 6, 2013 8:47:13 PM

anort3 said:
Read some more benchmarks about the ACX cooled cards and tell me anyone has a better cooling solution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-GTX-770-List-Ge...


Comparing benchmark results from different reviews provides no real insight since the test setups differ vastly at each of the review site. The argument that one card is currently superior to all others is futile until there are enough benchmarks out comparing these offering side by side or, at the very least, at the same site.

I guess EVGA offering a backplate with registration of the SC ACX does make it stand out.
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June 6, 2013 9:19:20 PM

It's a brand new cooler design from EVGA. They used to lack in the dual fan type cooler cards but his model is considered one of the best designs of this type card seen by the 5 or 6 review sites I have read about it on. It not only cools better than other designs allowing for higher clocks/overclocks it is almost silent in doing so. This is true on the GTX 770 and GTX 780 versions.
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June 7, 2013 7:05:28 AM

I've had a EVGA SC GTX 770 for four days. And let me tell you something, sits at 1215 MhZ, and ive yet to see a temperature above 64 degrees (crysis3, tomb raider) and the fan never needs to go above 70 percent, very quiet, and the ball bearing fans have a 12 year expectancy.
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June 7, 2013 10:03:26 AM

^ Yep. It's the first time EVGA has really done a cooler like that and it seems like they did a great job.
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June 14, 2013 1:08:18 PM

FAMDUCK said:
Oblivion2500 said:
I am making a completely new build this at beginning of July. I want to get a GTX 770 graphic card. I am deciding between Asus GTX770-DC2OC and EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2774-KR.

I noticed that the EVGA has a slightly higher clockspeed. I like the Asus overclocking software and black & red design as it will fit the theme of my setup. How is overclocking on the Asus gtx 770? Is the noise level quiet? What about heat & cooling? I will not be doing any gpu watercooling. I may do SLI in the future with an second one but I don't see it. I think I will sell this gpu next year once the new next-gen architecture nvidia cards comes out that is supposedly to be 180% faster with less power consumption. I like EVGA high reliability and tough+clean look. Are Asus gpu reliable?


Asus makes better hardware. Asus has the DCUII HS/F which is quieter and more efficient depending on your case's ventilation. The reference fan (single , blows out the back) is good for a small case with little or no vents. The Asus double fan system which blows away but into the case is more efficient when used in a tower ATX case with side and top vents and a front intake and rear exhaust fan. The EVGA "ACX" HS/F is similar to the Asus DCUII, the only difference being the clock speed.

As for the overclocking programs, Asus is by far the worst. I have two Asus GTX 660's and when I use the OC utility from Asus, it crashes frequently and when it does work it makes the performance worse. I downloaded MSI Afterburner and it is the best OC utility for Nvidia GPUs.

I'd recommend that you buy the EVGA GPU and use MSI OC software. It is the same price as the Asus version but with a better clock speed which will mean higher overclocks.


I did not know that the Asus software sucks, so thanks for the info on that. So far I am still having a hard time choosing between the Asus and EVGA. I am thinking of getting the EVGA instead of Asus since it also have a free back plate till the end of July including a better cooler. I just seem to like the Black and red on the Asus as my computer will be black and red components theme.
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June 14, 2013 2:06:54 PM

FAMDUCK said:

I'd recommend that you buy the EVGA GPU and use MSI OC software. It is the same price as the Asus version but with a better clock speed which will mean higher overclocks.


I am not sure how you are formulating this conclusion.

I do, however, agree that MSI afterburner is great for OCing.
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